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Integumentary System – Parts of the Integumentary System

Integument comes from the Latin word integumentum , meaning “cover” or “enclosure.” In animals and plants, an integument is any natural outer covering, such as skin, shell, membrane, or husk. The human integumentary system is an external body covering, but also much more. It protects, nourishes, insulates, and cushions. It is absolutely essential to life. […]

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Coding Emergency Department Integumentary

By Sarah Todt, RN, CPC-EDS The ED coder needs a thorough understanding of integumentary system anatomy and the procedures associated with it. The injury description and the performed procedures will lead the coder to proper code selection. Procedure codes vary based on the type of illness or injury and the technique used. Let’s focus on […]

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